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Santa Ana is coming to town

By JAMES ROWTEN, CEO of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce

Summer is gone but, we know better here in Escondido. We’re in the beginnings of our Santa Ana season, and caution/alert should be the norm. No need to remind us of what this means and what precautions we should’ve already taken. Just note that if you haven’t taken precautions, please do so now. 

Here’s a link to a County Newscenter posting with beneficial information and related links to help: www.countynewscenter.com/take-extra-precautions-during-fire-weather-watch-peak-fire-season/ 

We’ve harped on this for several months now but, the General Election is just 40 days away now. The airwaves and social media are inundating us with all the political messaging and it’s really heating up … pay attention.

Confused about the Ballot Measures? Not surprised. There are 12 ballot Measures up for a vote and if you read the Measures as written and can make sense of them, go to the head of the class. But, if like many of us a bit confused after reading them please join the Chamber as we host our Ballot Measure Roundtable Thursday October 15 at 6 p.m. This will be the 3rd part of our 4 part Candidate Forum series the Chamber is co-hosting with The Times-Advocate. 

It’ll be an open discussion held by a panel featuring our Mayor Paul McNamara and the TA’s Editor-in-Chief David Ross along with several others. A link to register is here and can also be easily found on the Chamber’s website as well as a calendar of full slate of forums in this series: escondido.chambermaster.com/events/details/2020-propositions-measures-roundtable-7911?calendarMonth=2020-10-01  

Every once in while we get this question posed to us: ”What is it that the Chamber does?” Always ready with the answer I took a little time to really consider this question. I firmly believe in our ongoing efforts here at the Chamber to create a climate in Escondido where a business would have the optimum opportunity to succeed. And then I found this mission statement from our Bylaws, which I want to share. “The Escondido Chamber of Commerce is organized for the purpose of advancing the commercial, industrial, professional, educational and civic interests of the city of Escondido and its trade area; to promote integrity and good faith, just and equitable principles in business, uniformity in commercial activities; to acquire, preserve and distribute statistics and information; and to represent the business interests in city, state and national legislation”.

That says it all…If you need more please contact me at the Chamber. Consider being a member or renewing your membership today. We all need a voice and together, and together our voice will be heard. The Chamber is the voice of business.

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